Let’s Cup Ethiopia!

Published 5 October 2021

We love tasting coffees from our roasting community and one of our favourite ways to do that is through our regular Let’s Cup events. Get excited because it’s time to celebrate Ethiopia!

We’re inviting roasters who have purchased Ethiopian coffees through Melbourne Coffee Merchants to send us their roasts of the coffees, which we’ll cup and consider as a team. Participating roasters will receive samples of all of the submitted coffees to taste and compare at their own convenience.

Ethiopia produces some of the most mind-blowingly complex, elegant and nuanced coffees in the world, instantly recognisable from their fragrant and floral scent alone. Like many coffee lovers, we adore Ethiopian coffees and look forward to their arrival in Australia every year.

This season, we were delighted to continue our supply partnership with Testi Specialty Coffee, who own or manage production at washing stations, JigesaAroresaWerka and Hadeso, and whose washed and natural lots have consistently stood out on our cupping table. We featured some delicious lots from the privately owned estates, Mormora and Moredocof, and were delighted to add two single producer lots to our offerings, from farmers Bogale Turkey and Addisu Hulichaye

Overall, we were blown away by the high quality and complexity of this year’s coffees, which sold out before they landed! We are so excited to taste them from our roasting customers, and to celebrate the hard work and skill of our producing partners during this year’s Let’s Cup Ethiopia! 


If you are currently roasting a Ethiopian coffee sourced via Melbourne Coffee Merchants, we would love for you to participate by sending 500g of roasted coffeeby close of business TUESDAY 19th OCTOBER.

Please note our (newish) office address:

Melbourne Coffee Merchants
126 Weston Street
Brunswick, Victoria, 3057

In return, we will send you the samples of each of the submitted coffees for you to taste and share cupping feedback and context for the coffees.


Due to lockdown restrictions in Victoria, we won’t be able to hold a public cupping event for this year’s Let’s Cup Ethiopia. However, we will be sharing stories and videos of our cupping via Instagram and everyone is invited to tune in! Join us as we cup the coffees and share our thoughts and tasting notes:

2pm | Thursday 21st October

For more information email aislinn@melbournecoffeemerchants.com.au